Posts Tagged ‘Roe v. Wade’

Religious abortion-rights advocates prepare next steps

Thursday, June 30th, 2022

Religious abortion-rights advocates in the US are planning their next move following the judgement against the right to abortion. One advocate is Jody Rabhan, chief policy officer for the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW). She and other members of her organisation are “absolutely devastated, shocked and angry,” she says. “This is not the end. Read more

Pro-life is more than opposing abortion

Thursday, June 30th, 2022

Anti-abortion activists have been told being pro-life involves many issues that can threaten life. It’s not just about abortion. It’s about easy access to guns, poverty and rising maternity mortality. “Being for life always, for example, means being concerned if the mortality rates of women due to motherhood increase,” wrote Andrea Tornielli in his Vatican Read more

Abortion question may be decided politically, real test is a moral one

Monday, June 27th, 2022

The late Cardinal John O’Connor of New York often said women who had abortions were “invincibly ignorant” — they did not understand what they were doing. He blamed the bishops for not teaching convincingly. The question of abortion may be decided politically, but the real test is if morality is taught. The Supreme Court’s decision Read more

A devout Catholic president

Monday, June 27th, 2022

Pro-lifers in the United States are calling out devout Catholic President Joe Biden for his response to the US Supreme Court’s Roe v Wade decision. While the decision – that there is no longer a federal constitutional right to an abortion – is in tune with the Catholic view, the Catholic president lamented the ruling Read more

Fertility doctors move embryos, expecting abortion law changes

Monday, June 27th, 2022

Fertility companies and patients have been moving embryos and making contingency plans, anticipating that if Roe v Wade were overturned, abortion laws in some states could extend to protect eggs fertilised in laboratories. More than 2% of 3.7 million babies born in the US in 2019 were conceived through in vitro fertilisation, the latest federal Read more

FBI investigates rising attacks on pro-life centres, churches

Monday, June 20th, 2022

The FBI confirmed on Friday it is investigating attacks on pro-life pregnancy centres and churches, and episodes of violence and vandalism that surged after the leak of a Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v Wade. “The FBI is investigating a series of attacks and threats targeting pregnancy resource centres and faith-based organisations Read more

Nearly naked activist shouting pro-abortion chants disrupts Mass in Michigan

Thursday, June 16th, 2022

An online video shows a nearly naked woman disrupting Mass at a Catholic church in Michigan by standing on a pew and shouting pro-abortion chants. “Overturn Roe? Hell, no!” the woman shouted, interrupting the priest’s homily. “Abortion without apology!” Two other women visible in the video joined her in the chants. They held green cloth Read more

Cordileone Communion ban harms the church more than Pelosi

Monday, May 30th, 2022
Cordileone harms the church

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone assures us that his decree barring U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from receiving holy Communion has nothing to do with politics: “I assure you that my action here is purely pastoral, not political.” The assurance is laughable. As Melinda Henneberger pointed out in the Sacramento Bee, Cordileone’s claim is “a silly thing Read more

On Roe v Wade and the media frenzy

Monday, May 30th, 2022
te reo

On May 2, someone leaked the first draft of a US Supreme Court decision proposing that the historic ruling in the case Roe v Wade be reversed. Justice Samuel Alito’s draft decision, if adopted, would mean American women no longer had a constitutional right to abortion. The reaction was immediate and frenzied. The overwhelmingly left-liberal Read more

Permanent ban means pro-choice group is back on TicTok

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

Days after experiencing a “permanent ban” on TikTok, pro-choice activist group Ruth Sent Us was back on the platform. The group is advocating for demonstrations in front of Supreme Court justices’ homes. Their account was restored with no notice or explanation, a Ruth Sent Us spokesperson says. The group has been organising demonstrations following indications Read more